Archive: Getting to the Issue with LivniArchive: Philadelphia Bulletin interview with Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's spokesman following Livni=Abbas meeting, September 20, 2006. A sign of things to come if Livni oversees negotiations with Abbas.
A Moral Imperative to Refuse Illegal Military OrdersIsraeli media continue to discuss Naftali Bennett's responses to the question of obeying orders to expel Jews. But Nuremberg set a precedent so that no one can ever use the excuse of “following orders” when it comes to carrying out immoral commands.
Warning! New Housing for Migron Families is Unsuitable!When the government destroyed Gush Katif in 2005, the act itself was a tragedy, but it did not even prepare suitable places for the expellees to go to. For many, the damage is irrevocable. And Israel did not learn from its mistakes on both counts.
The School Year is Starting in the PAWill Mara Rudman and US AID receive new feedback from the government of Israel to attach conditions to aiding PA and UNRWA education? Or will the US continue funding curricula that incite against Israel?
The 2005 Unknown Retreat MapWhat were/are the government's plans for Judea and Samaria? Vigilance is needed to see that they scrap the 2005 disaster formula officially.
The Last Word on "King's Torah"They admit that they never even read it. You cannot even buy it. The writer, however, reviewed it more than a year ago. Read what he says about it.
How to Defeat the RetreatThe writer has a systematic method to defeat the US State Department and Israeli government's retreat plan.
Al Jazeera and Israel's MediaFinally: Al Jazeera affirmation that the PLO speaks out of two sides of its mouth. Had the mainstream media done their job, this would not be news.
Communicate Concern to CongressIn addition to the rally in New York to express concern for U.S. Middle East policy, this writer tells readers how to communicate concern to members of the Congress who oversee State Dep't Middle East policies.
European Transfer ForceBreznitz's proposal refers to international involvement like that which led to stability being restored in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the European task force is in place.
Israel's Expedited Expulsion PlanIsrael is preparing for a unilateral surrender of lands in Judea and Samaria that includes the expulsion of tens of thousands of Israel citizens in order to establish some semblance of a temporary PLO state.
Politically Correct Holocaust DenialThe heading of Abbas's doctoral thesis was: "Zionist Leadership and the Nazis." The introduction dealt with, among other topics, "the secret ties between the Nazis and the Zionist movement leadership." It further raised doubts that gas chambers were used to kill the Jews.
The American Sanitizing of a Terrorist GroupSecretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel and has met with Fatah leaders. But Fatah operates the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, designated by the US State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) on March 27, 2002. It remains on the US government's terrorism "watch list".
Witness to Terror: The Twin Towers and the PAThe lecture on the subject of the PA's absorption of Islamic extremism was scheduled for the morning of September 11th, 2001. The first e-mail I received that morning asked which visual aids would be required. Then, the most horrific visual aid appeared outside the window facing east.
Erasing IsraelThe new school books that Mahmoud Abbas has now introduced in the Palestinian Authority school system - run independently of Hamas - represent a curriculum that prepares a new generation of Palestinians to destroy Israel.
Anatomy of Misinformation: Abbas's ReferendumThere is no mention whatsoever of a "two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." The document makes no mention of "eastern Jerusalem". The document refers, instead, to all of Jerusalem.
Why They LostThe Likud and Israel's National Union-National Religious Party lost because they gave the impression to the Israeli public that they cared only about themselves.
The Referendum is HereEhud Olmert, the acting prime minister of Israel, has made things quite clear. The March 28th elections are a referendum on the future of Judea and Samaria and on the creation of a sovereign Palestinian Arab nation-state west of the Jordan River.
Cutting Israel in Half Over TimeThe US is dictating policy to Israel and the Israeli government is issuing bland assurances that should have Israel's supporters in the US rather concerned, if only they knew about them.
Why Netanya?The PLO secretary-general Marwan Barghouti, now in prison for the first-degree murders of 13 people, calmly told MBC Saudi television why the PLO would justify an attack on Netanya: "This is an area that we have yet to liberate."
Sharon's Victory: Business Before SecurityPrime Minister Ariel Sharon led his Likud party to outflank the Israeli Zionist left and to adopt the unilateral withdrawal platform of the Communist and Arab parties of unilateral handover of land to the PLO. There are times when short term business interests override concerns for national security.
US Pressures Determine Israeli PolicyThe United States Department of State has made it clear to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. It wants the Jews out of the Katif district of Gaza by August 15th, with no excuses.
How to Stop the Sharon PlanThere are two hot issues that, if systematically marketed to influence public opinion, could force the Knesset to convene an emergency session in which Israel's lawmakers would have to reconsider the implementation of the plan, pending the convening of an Emergency Disengagement Investigation Commission.
Vive La Difference: From Yamit to KatifDidn't Ariel Sharon demolish 16 Jewish communities in the Sinai in April, 1982, in his capacity as Israel's Minister of Defense? So why is this removal so different from any other removal?
20 QuestionsThe publication and distribution of the premises and text of the Disengagement Plan should be viewed as an important public service, since most people, even in Israel, have never had the opportunity to read the Disengagement Plan and the reasoning behind it.
Waking Up to a New RealityOne morning last week, I came to my office at the press center in Jerusalem at 9:45am and was greeted with two new dissonant realities within minutes.
Write Your Congressman Now!American citizens often ask what they can do for Israel when they are in
touch with their Congressional representatives. Perhaps the most important thing they can do is to challenge the Ten Principles of The U.S. State Department's 2005 Middle East agenda...
An Appeal to the Conscience of the Jewish MediaAs a direct result of the Jewish media not warning the Jewish community of the diaspora of the real message of Abbas, twenty Jewish organizations met with Abbas, not knowing of the virulent message of hatred that emanates from the man who was and is the protege of Yassir Arafat.
The Democratically Elected Gov't of IsraelToday, supporters of Israel must cope with an unprecedented dilemma, after the prime minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, circumvented the decisions of his own "democratically elected government."
Farewell to the PopeShortly after Pope John Paul II announced that he was coming to Israel with the genesis of the new millennium in Spring 2000, our news agency received a memo from the PLO that the Pope was going to the United Nations refugee camp of Deheishe.
US Law Protects Israeli Human Rights?The decision of the state of Israel to demolish the homes and villages of 10,000 citizens represents the kind of human rights infraction that is described in the human rights amendment to the US Foreign Assistance Act.
All Quiet on the Northern FrontOlmert's reaction was passionate. He pounded on the podium and exhorted people to examine "Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon as a model which Israel would apply to Gaza and Samaria."
"Disengagement Plan" Approved? HardlyIn a generation of fast sound bytes and instant news, neither proponents nor opponents seem to know what Ariel Sharon's "Disengagement Plan" is all about.
The Sham of SharmAnd what if Abbas does not deliver on his promises? Israeli government spokespeople at Sharm could not answer that question.
A Tale of Two RalliesOn Sunday, January 30th, two rallies took place in Jerusalem, both of which reflected the tragedy of Israel's policies towards the PLO.
How to Defeat the Sharon PlanThe Sharon Plan remains a threat to all of Israel. The Sharon Plan isn't the Sharon Gaza Plan. It isn't the Sharon Disengagement Plan. It's the Sharon Retreat Plan.
Orange Stars: Not a PR PloyIn both Katif and Sderot, there are a few concentration camp survivors with a unique perspective. To put it simply, they feel abandoned once again.
Is Sari Nusseibah a Moderate?Sari Nusseibah went on to tell the viewers of Al-Jazeera around the world that "suicide attacks are often defensive in nature, like the heroes who carried out suicide attacks when they defend their homeland in the refugee camp of Jenin."
No Disengagement; PLO EmpowermentVery few people across the political spectrum in Israel, and even in the media and diplomatic corps represented in Israel, have bothered to read the Sharon Plan.